Accende Magnitudinem - Igniting Greatness

Waterloo Region's University Preparatory School
Local and International Students preparing for their first choice College or University




    2017 - 2018 Tutoring Programs at SJSH    

First Day of school is Tuesday September 5th at 8:30am  

Why Choose Scholar’s Hall?

Scholars' Hall is the only nondenominational private school in KW. Students from all faiths and all nationalities feel equally at home in SH. In addition, Scholars’ Hall provides courses of study at many levels of instruction, allowing students, not only access to the University of their choice, but, Scholars' Hall gives them an advantage when seeking admission to the much sought after applied degrees at Ontario’s Community Colleges.

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Establish a Life Work Ethic!

The Homework Habit needs to be truly owned by a student. Homework must be given on a daily basis and in amounts that a child perceives as "do-able".
At Scholars' Hall the "rule of thumb" for the total amount of homework assigned, each school night, is 5 minutes X's their grade. A Grade 3 student will get 15 minutes of homework while a Grade 11 students will have 55 minutes of homework. Scholars' parents know that all homework will be checked (and corrected) daily.

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Tips for a Great Year

Eat Smart Food for breakfast because it is the most important meal for peak academic performance. Serve them an egg sandwich or melted cheese on toast. The protein-carb combo keeps kids energized. Toast up whole-grain bread or frozen whole-grain waffles. The fiber they deliver will keep kid's stomachs satisfied longer and deliver loads of glucose which fuels brain power.

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Scholars' Hall Private School is now in its 22nd year of operation. In those 22 years, Scholars' has taught thousands of students the JOY of Learning! 

We are KW's leading private school for University preparation and entrance acceptance as well as the top school in KW for the grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT). 

Over the last 22 years, we have build a b reputation as a school that Makes a Difference in the lives of children. 

Book a visit today by calling 519 888 6620

Parents' & Students' Comments

June 24, 2015
A lot of people have been asking how Nickolas is doing at his new school. I won't go into too much detail of why he left his public school, but as a parent I am glad I listened to what he was saying and validated his feelings.

December 16th, 2016

I just wanted to take a moment to share how fantastic this school has been to my daughters. My 2nd youngest daughter, Melissa, went through the public school system with undiagnosed special needs and by grade 7 she was on the verge of failing out. She dropped through so many cracks in the system because of her quiet, unassuming nature. I brought her to St. Jude's / Scholars Hall and I am totally amazed at her transformation! The teachers and staff took the time to get to know her, and taught her the skills that she was lacking. It's by no means an easy school - they expect the kids to work hard; but they recognize the kids' efforts and reward them often. Melissa will be graduating this year without a lap year and is applying to university for the fall! 5 years ago I worried if she would even make it through high school. 
My youngest daughter also attends and through she doesn't have the same challenges as Melissa, I am confident that she too will be applying to university after grade 12.
I am forever grateful to Fred, Bonnie, Cheryl and the rest of the amazing staff and teachers at SJSH for their commitment to providing all their students with the same high quality education. I could never thank them enough. They have definitely made a difference :)

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